In the last chapter in Jeremiah we saw that God loves you. He may be ruining your land but because it isn’t destroyed completely, he loves you. LOL! What does this chapter have in store for us?
“If you can find but one person who deals honestly and seeks the truth, I will forgive this city.” – Jeremiah 5:1
God did this once already. See the story of Lot, he who had sex with his daughters, but was considered a righteous man.
“Why should I forgive you? Your children have forsaken me and sworn by gods that are not gods.” – Jeremiah 5:7
God loves you, but won’t forgive you.
“They are well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for another man’s wife.” – Jeremiah 5:8
‘Lusty stallions’ may be my favorite word combo in all of the Bible! ROFL!
“Because the people have spoken these words, I will make my words in your mouth a fire and these people the wood it consumes.” – Jeremiah 5:14
God is making Jeremiah commit his evil deeds. God is putting fire in Jeremiah’s mouth for him to breathe and destroy the people. How many innocent children and babies will be killed by God?
“They will devour your harvests and food, devour your sons and daughters;” – Jeremiah 5:17
God punishing the innocent once again. Sons and daughters include children and babies.
“And when the people ask, ‘Why has the Lord our God done all this to us?’ you will tell them, ‘As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods in your own land, so now you will serve foreigners in a land not your own.’” – Jeremiah 5:19
God promotes slavery.
Take away from this chapter? God continues to kill babies and children. God continues to support slavery. And lusty stallions. Yes, lusty stallions. 🙂
Coming Soon: Jeremiah – Chapter 6: Jerusalem Under Siege